Safety in the Chemical Laboratory
Last Update: December 19, 2013
In accordance to the University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan everyone working in a chemical laboratory is required to abide by the safety regulations set forth on this web page. Failure to adhere to these regulations will result in expulsion from the laboratory.
- The American Chemical Society has a variety of safety resources on its website at www.acs.org/safety.
- Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security A Guide to Prudent Chemical Management is available from the National Academy of Sciences. This link also has an associated “toolkit” that includes an Instructor’s guide, signs and other useful information.
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has published a School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide, which while written for high schools, has some very pertinent information for college laboratories as well.
ATTENTION CHEM 100, 130 AND 131 STUDENTS! Your safety quiz, safety contract and policy contract are on Blackboard. CHEM 100, 130 and 131 students must complete the checklist found on the Blackboard page for their course, which includes passing the safety quiz with a score of 100%. The health form (on Blackboard and the link above) must be completed and returned to your instructor at the beginning of your first laboratory session.
All other chemistry students (in Quantitative Analysis, Organic, Physical, Instrumental Analysis, Inorganic and Biochemistry) are to follow the directions given by their instructors on how to complete the laboratory safety training for their course.